Monday, October 25, 2010

We're dancin' like we're dumb, our bodies going numb. :)


We R Who We R- Ke$ha. And I kind of think Ke$ha's an idiot, so....this proves her to me. :D

SPIRIT WEEK IS THIS WEEK! Um, heckyes. I look forward to this, allfreakingyear. It's like, Christmas to me. You get to dress totally crazy, watch everybody else dress totally crazy, the halls are all decorated awesomely, everyone's school-spirited, the Homecoming game, Homecoming...ahhh, yes this week is gonna be good. :)

Today was Clash Day, and I think I looked pretty redicoulous. I enjoyed it thoroughly. Tomorrow's Twin Day, and I'm kinda being forced to be a pumpkin with some friends. I'm hoping it turns out a lot better than I'm thinkin' right now. Forreal. Fingers crossed. (:

Anddd, my fashion show presentation is tomorrow in Spanish II. I'm so excited, me & Krissi are gonna be beast. I'm dressed in my pajamas, and I'm gonna bring a pillow, teddy bear, and a blanket. I'll just fall asleep to "Lullaby" by Chase Coy while Krissi reads my script. And Krissi's gonna wear her supercool softball uniform, and dance around the room to the Black Eyed Peas. It'll be a fun time. (:

Buttt, I have a huge Chemistry test tomorrow too. I'm a tad worried, but I actually get what we're learning about right now, which is a freaking miracle. Still, I really need an A on that test, and my life will be complete. But, seeing as I failed the last one, and almost failed the one before that, I have a lotta studying to do anyways.

Hahaha, Mr. Jan said something reallly funny today.

I was like,
Me: Mr. Jan, this is stupid.
Mr. Jan: It is not!
Me: Mr. Jan, this is reallly stupid.


It was all in a high-pitched voice, and ohmy...I'll be re-inacting it tomorrow alot. I died. :D

Oh, and....

Me: Austin, do these toes socks make my foot look pudgy?
Austin: Define pudgy.
Austin: No, like what's your deffinition of pudgy in this instance?
Me: Fat.

Austin: Oh, well then yes. Kinda....


Kay, so Ima go study. Sweetdreams, and sleep tight. ♥

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Lights will guide you home, and ignite your bones.

My life, has been rather crazy lately.

As usual, schoolwork is murdering me D:

Which is probably the main reason I took a break from blogging. I'm so completely sick of everything, and even some people. I want a break. I want some change. I'd honestly rather be anywhere but Pennsylvania these days. :P

But of course, I'm 15, can't drive, and can't drop outta highschool. Awesome.

But, on the brightside, spirit week is coming up, which I am so pumped for. Hall decorating for sophmores for the past two days has been so much fun, despite a couple...things. I love how we all can get together and work together to make something that's gonna look pretty freakin' awesome. :D

Oh, there's so much more on my mind, but Ima leave it at that. Sleeping is 10,000x more important than anything else these days.


Quote from a song I love these days:

You with the sad eyes, don't be discouraged. Oh I realize, it's hard to take courage. But I see your true colors shining through, I see your true colors, and that's why I love you. (:
-True Colors, redone by Glee ♥

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Obladi, oblada, life goes on brah. :)

Kinda my theme song right now. I love The Beatles. (:

Ugh, things are kinda crazy right now. On the exterior, everything's amazing. I'm doing tons of awesome things, I have the best people for me in my life right now, and things are just fun. I have lots to look forward to this month (Homecoming, football games, tournaments, Field of Screams, concerts, Spirit Week, spending the day at LMH, lifegroups, etc...) which makes me happy. I feel like I'm closer than ever with all my friends, and we're having a good time. :D

But on the interior, I'm so....preoccupied. My mind's everywhere, thinking about everything lately. My grandma who I love dearly, is gonna go through open-heart surgery. She having like, 6 different things done to her heart, and I am scared to death. We're coming around a year anniversary of Aunt Edna's passing, and if my family was to loose my grandma, my world will just be shattered. Our family physically can't handle another death to someone so incredibly close to us. It would pretty much just tear us apart, to be honest. She's like the glue that keeps us all together. And the fact that her heart is gonna be exposed for about 6 hours in surgery, very challenging and so fricken' easy to screw up surgery, frightens me. This coming Wednesday, 6:30 in the morning. She is 88 years old, btw. Please, please pray for her. ):

Also, I've been thinking about my mom lately. My real mom. For those of you who don't know, I was adopted when I was like, one from Paraguay. I've never known my birth mom, or her boyfriend (I guess that makes him my dad). My sister's adopted too, but from a different family, different part of Paraguay. She has contact with her family, or at least her sister and her brother. They look soooo much like her, it's crazy. They're not super close, but atleast they've met and know that each other freaking exist. I'm not trying to make this sound sad or pathetic, and I definitely don't want "Awhh, Alicia I'm sorry!" pity from anyone. I'm cool, I guess with it. It just makes me kinda mad/upset sometimes that I literally can't have what Carla has. I almost definitely have someone out there, that looks just like me. I probably have sisters or brothers, that I'll never know. That look like me. That's why I get kinda weirded out by siblings looking like eachother, haha. Nobody that I know...looks like me. It's just kinda crazy, ya know? Imagine if you didn't know a dang thing about who gave birth to you. Except that she was too poor to keep you, and her full name. It was a closed adoption, which basically just means she doesn't want anything to do with me. Her name's Graciella Naomi Cepedes Palacio, (my middle name's Graciella). Btw, if you've ever seen my parents, you've probably noticed that they're pretty old...haha. My mom's 58, and my dad's 57. Yeah, be shocked :P. When you're adopting, you can be that's what happened.

I feel like this was way way too long, and personal, haha. But ohwhile, it's on my mind, and I feel like I needed to just let it all out. So I did. This is probably gonna change the way whoever reads this looks at me, but's real. It's me.

Kaybye. I love you, (:

Sunday, October 3, 2010

I really, really want you to read this. (Part 2)

Okay, so why the heck are you writing this Alicia?

Because....I want people to be aware? I want to have some sort of effect on something. I want someone to be like, "Wowwwww...." by reading this, and want to change something they're doing. I want to chance what I'm doing, and help other people. I want the world to be better for other people. I don't wanna be a sucky American. :P

So what am I gonna personally do?

1) Stop drinking hot chocolate. It's gonna kill me, but it'd rather me then someone else

2) Not get a new cell phone when Christmas comes around. I can deal with my old one. It's not worth supporting something I don't believe in

3) Stop eating fast food. This might be harder. I'm not like addicted to McDonald's, but when I'm over at a friend's or something, we typically order in, or something like that. And I don't wanna be rude, but I'll haveta refuse to eat that

4) Possibly send back the TOMS I just ordered the other day :(

5) Never use styrofoam, or paper plates. I'll wash it a regular bowl or something if I have to, I'm not going to waste a tree when I can use a normal plate

6) Join the Environmental Awarness club at school, and work my butt off at getting David to speak at our school. This kid from my church got him to speak at E-town, why not Donegal?

7) Pay attention to where my clothing is coming from. No more brand name stores. That, will DEFFINITELY be hard. Considering like, that's what all my clothes are. But who cares? Just because it's American Eagle, doesn't make it better than clothes that were actually made in the US

8) Stop using palm oil. It's in stuff like, lip balm, Cheerios, peanut butter, etc... Why's it bad? Becuase it comes from countries like Indonesia, Papa New Guina, and Malaysia. Their rainforest trees are being cut down, just do make me some dang Cheerios

9) Stop supporting Heifer International. It's CEO makes 300,000 a year, with the staff being paid 24 million. Like, reallly? YOUR A FREAKING "NON-PROFIT" CHARITY >:/

10) Stop complaining about what's for dinner. I'm lucky to even have something to eat for dinner, in the first place

I'm not perfect. I'm gonna screw up. I'm gonna do some of these things, without even realizing it. I'm not asking you to change everything. But consider changing something?

"You who trample the needy and bring the boor of the land to an end... who deal deceitfully with false balances... who buy the poor for silver and the needy for a pair of sandals. Surely I will never forget..." - Amos 8:4

Thanks for reading. It means more than you know. ♥

P.S. Listen to "What Faith Can Do" by Kutless. It's amazing. :D

I really, really want you to read this. (Part 1)

Okay, so this blog is going to be two parts. Why? I have a lot to say.

This morning in Sunday School, David Radcliff spoke to our Sunday Classes. (Junior High & Senior High) He mainly talked about how wasteful we are, and basically how Americans just suck. Like, SUCKK. My whole point of this blog is trying to tell all you readers what he told me. I'm sure I'm gonna leave out so many important things, so I HIGHLY reccomend you check out his website : after. (:

Basically; David is the founder, head dude guy of New Community Project. It's an Christian, non-profit organization that simply wants to change the world. Earth sucks. Things are so messed up, everywhere. And they literally just want to make things better. God's not amused, and we were put here to take care of each other, and take care of His beautiful Creation. Sooo...that's their goal, in a nutshell.

Some statistics that I hope shock you :
-The average teen spends 100$ a week on stuff. A) Stuff that I'm SURE we don't necessarily need. New, name-brand clothes, movies, the movies, hair products, make-up, you name it. Remember all the poor people in the world? Yeah, well they're DYING. While all of us are just continuing to worry about keeping up our appearance. Change that?

-Love hot chocolate? Sorry Morgan, I know you do :P. I'm not trying to single you out, I know I freakin' looove hot chocolate too. But, In West Africa, 2/3 of child workers on cocoa plantations aren't in school, and thousands are under 14. Remember what you were doing when you were 14? I'm sure you weren't working off your BUTT like a slave, just to make a dollar a day, if that.

-Like fast food? Guess how much trash you produce each meal you buy? (Burger, fries, soda) 1 pound, and uses 1400 gallons of water to produce that. Yeah, and how often do you get that fast food, that only makes you fatter?

-Your shoes? Chances are, a young woman in China made them for 30 cents a day. Know what you can get for 30 cents here? NOTHING!

-STOP. BUYING. BOTTLED. WATER. It's called a recyled water bottle, people :P. US'ers spend $10 billion dollars a year, just to make itl. Not to mention it requires 50 million barrels of oil. And that oil? Yeahh...we don't have an endless amount of it. Plus, we throw away 40 million bottles A DAY. And other countries? 1.1 BILLION, don't have clean water to drink. 1.8 million deaths a year. Seriously, do you reallly need your gatorade, vitamin water, and FIJI water THAT bad? Answer: NOOOOOOOOO.

-Cell phones. Pretty much every teenager has one. Heck, freakin' 8 year olds have one. There's a little chemical that goes into making your phone. It's called "Coltan". And 80% of the world's Coltan that goes not only into your phones, but into other electronics too, comes from a little country called Congo. In Congo, they're currently a Civil War going on. "The war against women", if you've ever hearda that. All the money workers get for mining that Coltan, goes towards making and producing weapons for the war. Weapons KILL people. Unnecessary deaths. Please, don't buy a new cell phone once your plan's up. Or atleast CONSIDER going to a recylced phone store. Check this out : . Do you really wanna support a war when you get a new cell phone?

-65% of American children have a TV in their room. 85% of the world's poorest children don't go to school

- Ameicans spend an average of 5$ a day eating eat. The US wastes have the food it makes in those restaurants/fast food places. 20,000 children around the world die daily from hunger-related causes.

-DON'T BUY ANYTHING FROM SOLES4SOULS. EVER! Actually, don't buy anything from any organization that gives used things to poorer countries. Why?

1) Okay, so in a town: Everyone is struggling more than we can ever imagine to make enough money to support a family financially. All these organizations are RUINING IT. We're ruining their economy. When shiploads of trucks come in with free stuff for them, yes it's great, yayyy they get semi-new stuff. BUT, those people that are working their butt off? They can't compete with free stuff! Those people get the free stuff, don't buy from small business owners, and those people struggle EVEN MORE. 3 countries in Africa have even refused to accept anymore American freebies. It's ruining their economy.

2) It's used stuff. Chances could very well be : it doens't work right, it gets ruined through shipping, it carries disease, etc...

3) The CEO of Soles4Souls? SUCKS! He makes 500,000 dollars a year from his "charity". 500,000 dollars that he could be using to help in different ways. But no, he'll keep it for himself. Goodjob, you stupid person. >:(

-DON'T EAT CHOCOLATE! It's very very bad. Health-wise, and worker wise. American's spend an approx. 18 billion dollars a freakin' year on it. Fatties. Pretty much all of this chocolate is produced in West Africa where the owners of plantations often enslave or employ CHILDREN to grow your dang chocolate. Yeah, you don't need Hershey's that bad. If you really want some, try Equal Exchange. It produces fairley traded things like coffee, tea, nuts, chocolate, etc... and it's pretty dang good. (:

Oh wait, there's more. Please keep reading, I'll love you. (: